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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1760

Lucien Price correspondence and compositions


Correspondence and literary compositions written by author and journalist Lucien Price.


  • Creation: 1908-1960

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3 linear feet (6 boxes)

Contains correspondence of Price with various persons including correspondence written under his pseudonym Seymour Deming. There are letters from Price to F. H. Middleton, the donor of the collection, and other correspondence of Middleton. There are also compositions by Price including notes for Price's All souls.

Biographical / Historical

Lucien Price was an author and journalist. He was on the staff of the Boston Transcript (1907-1914) and for the rest of his life wrote for the Boston Globe. He published books on education, Europe, and memories of his early life in Ohio. He published three books under the pseudonym Seymour Deming.


Organized into the following series:

  1. I. Letters to Lucien Price
  2. II. Letters from Lucien Price
  3. III. Other letters
  4. IV. Compositions

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*64M-249. Gift of Mrs. F.H. Middleton, The Uplands, Hudson, Massachusetts; received: 1965 June 18.

Price, Lucien, 1883-1964. Lucien Price correspondence and compositions: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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